I am happy to see this book of cases which provides a South Asia perspective and includes cases from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The cases cover a wide range from agriculture to manufactured products from micro level decisions to macro oriented ones.
South Asia is rapidly becoming not only the worlds largest producer and consumer, but also the largest productive workforce. Marketers and policy makers everywhere are keen to understand how to exploit the dynamic transformations happening in these countries. This comprehensive book has been written with the explicit objective of increasing the contextual knowledge regarding marketing organizations, problems and practices in South Asia.
Divided into seven sections, this book focuses on the marketing perspective of South Asia and its future with the help of the cases. This book covers macro topics like how to develop a market and marketing institutions, as well as micro topics like branding and advertising strategies faced by the organizations operating in competitive and resource-challenged environments. While the problems and challenges described in each case reflect a situation unique to the organization, it also describes issues common to many developing countries. Each case has been written by authors with extensive academic and/or business experience in the region.
The book adopts a problem-solving approach through the analysis of case studies that can be used by undergraduate and postgraduate students of management at college and university levels. It is equally beneficial for practising managers and marketing professionals.